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A Buyer's Guide to Windows A Buyer's Guide to Windows Online Membership Required

They’re one of the most important—and expensive—parts of a house. We help you sort through the materials, styles, and ratings that will influence your choice.

Installing and Flashing Windows Correctly
Installing and Flashing Windows Correctly

If you don’t include housewrap, use a sill pan, and flash the flanges, the work is far from watertight.

Window Installation Done Right
Window Installation Done Right

Doing everything to ensure a leakproof job? If you don’t include the housewrap, use a sill pan, and flash the flanges, the work is far from watertight.

Fit New Sashes in Old Jambs
Fit New Sashes in Old Jambs

A primer on fitting plumb rails into crooked jambs

New Life for Old Double-Hung WindowsOnline Membership Required

With new weatherstripping, weights, pulleys, and ropes, you can improve performance without compromising historical authenticity

Is It Time to Switch to All-Vinyl Windows?Online Membership Required

PVC extrusions offer low cost, low maintenance and thermal performance that rivals wood

Shop-Built Window FramesOnline Membership Required

Simple joinery, #2 pine and stock sash make inexpensive custom windows

Double-Hungs RestrungOnline Membership Required

More than just fishing for sash weights

Tip: Workable window putty

Tip: Sealing around windows

VIDEO SERIES: Install a Full-Frame Replacement Window in a Brick Wall
Video: VIDEO SERIES: Install a Full-Frame Replacement Window in a Brick Wall

Remodeler Mike Sloggatt starts this tricky remodeling project by carefully removing old trim and measuring for a new window

VIDEO: How To Air-Seal and Trim an Insert Replacement Window
Video: VIDEO: How To Air-Seal and Trim an Insert Replacement WindowOnline Membership Required

Your window installation isn't done until you've caulked outside and installed stops inside

VIDEO: How to Measure and Prepare an Opening For A Replacement Window
Video: VIDEO: How to Measure and Prepare an Opening For A Replacement WindowOnline Membership Required

Remodeler Mike Sloggatt shows how to assess the condition of an existing window, decide that an insert-style window fits the project, and order the right size window

VIDEO: How To Shim, Level, and Fasten an Insert Replacement Window
Video: VIDEO: How To Shim, Level, and Fasten an Insert Replacement WindowOnline Membership Required

Follow these techniques to ensure that your new window looks good and opens properly

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